Road crash kills 7, injures 6 in Plateau



A crash on the Hawan – Kibo – Jos road a truck with registration number BSA214XA, and a Toyota Hiace bus marked BSA453XJ has claimed seven lives.

The fatal accident, which occurred Tuesday evening, also left six persons severely .

The truck belonged  to Dangote Company while the bus was from God’s Time is the Best Transport company   Jos.

An eye witness, who prefered  anonymity said that the brake of the truck failed and the lost control, crashing into the oncoming bus.

The eye witness also said that the truck was speeding when the brake failed, resulting the fatal incident.

Mr Andrew Bala, the Public Education of the Plateau Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the incident.

Bala said the 13 victims involved the accident were all adults, consisting of 10 males and three females.

He commended the timely response of FRSC to the scene for rescue operations, adding that the were moved for immediate medical attention while the bodies of those that died were  deposited at the mortuary.

“The persons are currently receiving treatment at Salama hospital, Gidan-Waya, while the bodies of those who died were deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Kafachan, all in Kaduna State, ” he said.

Bala advised motorists to drive with care and desist from speeding, particularly during this rainy  season.

He also advised motorists to ensure their vehicles were in good condition before plying the highways. ()

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